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'Sober' apologetics vs. 'openhearted' ethics

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 6:50 AM

'Sober' apologetics vs. 'openhearted' ethics? Another version of justfying breaking canon law that seems to be used by some Catholics. If you point out abuse in the Church (which is a duty for every Catholic!), this is called 'apologetics' (in fact it has nothing to do with apologetics) and evaluated with an adjective ('sober'). The breaking of canon law itself is then called 'ethics' (again: that has nothing whatsoever to do with 'ethics') and accompanied by another adjective ('openhearted'). In my eyes, that is close to being a completely inappropriate means of propaganda. Such attitudes have nothing to do in the Church. If somebody points out mistakes, we need to be thankful and not throw sophisticated mud on him.

Categories: Kirchenrecht, Apologetik, Laien